690 Idling Problems

So I just bought a 2008 690 Enduro with only 3600 miles. Got a great deal IMO... However, the single issue I'm having with this bike is the initial idling of the engine. When I was checking it out at the seller's house, he had to start it up several times before it would hold its idle... the temperature was around 60 degrees. After gaining its idle, i took it around the block a few times to check out the power. WOW, it's got some grunt! Once back in the driveway it held its idle like it should. After the purchase I got it home, and same thing. When the engine is cold, it just wont hold at idle. I have to start it anywhere from 3-5 times and rev the engine to about 3K rpm to get the engine to hold at idle. I know in the long run its going to zap my battery capacity starting the engine that many times, just to get it going. Makes me not want to ride it for any long distance till I get this fixed. So, where should I start? Pull the fuel pump and check/ clean the filter? Or does this sound like an EFI problem?

Remove your fuel injector and have it professionally ultra-sonically cleaned and checked for spray pattern & pulse.

Thanks for the input.... so where's a good place to send it off to? And how much do you think that might run me?

-Also... here's some more info:

I started it up this morning, with the same gas in it as the day before and the temp was in the high 30's. BAM! She's idling and holding at 2K rpm, just sounding all sorts of pretty. The bike didn't come close to hesitating, or dying. So now I'm all excited and after letting her warm up, i zoom off to the gas station to put new gas in the tank. After putting in some primo unleaded, she starts that bad idling crap again. Im pretty sure the TPS setting need to be tweaked, cuz the engine must've been way warmer.

Plz let me know your thoughts.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By CHILLY

    • By Cyclops
      Who says you cant be competitive on a 550 lb Bike??
    • By ThumperJordan
      What are these? Big heavy 550- 600 pound road bikes with dirt tires and an upright position?
      That seems to be them.
      To me an "adventure bike" is one that you travel on remote roads which aren't developed.
      If you're not able to pick it up when you drop it ( and you should daily ), then it's not an adventure.
      Try picking up a 600-700 pound bike by yourself on a loose steep road....ain't gonna happen.
      So it beats me why these bike manufacturers don't take a DR,KLR,XR and give them a 6 speed tranny, and a modern suspension. These are the real adventure bikes...fun,light and you can power slide and get her loose without worrying about being crushed when you drop. The only one that's up to speed is the KTM. Instead, these are stuck in the 1980's tech department.
    • By Bryan Bosch
      Let's face it, TT is a pretty good resource for dual sport riders, but not so much for riders of large adventure bikes. Late last year, we starting working on building a community dedicated to large adventure bike riders and we'd like to invite you to join us. You can find us at http://www.xladv.com
      The community is still a baby, but it seems to be steadily growing and some good ride reports are already out there. While it's based around discussion forums, we did bring over our Virtual Garage and Reviews System. We also have a community photo gallery where you can share your adventures and browse though the shots of others.
      So, if riding large adventure bikes is one of your passions, we'd love to have you.